Ya-wen Chang, Staff Attorney, Special Education

Ya-wen is a Staff Attorney in NYLAG’s Special Education Unit, where she provides advice and representation for families of students with disabilities. Ya-wen is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum, and was a paralegal and educational advocate at NYLAG prior to law school.  She has interned at Children’s Rights, DC’s Children’s Law Center, and First Star, working on a variety of foster care and special education-related issues.  In law school, she represented clients in the Disability Rights Law Clinic.  Ya-wen has a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and a B.A. from Williams College in psychology and art.